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Origin and popularity of the name WOLFENDEN

Origin

Wolfenden : English (Lancashire and Yorkshire): habitational name from Wolfenden a place in the parish of Newchurch-in-Rossendale (Lancashire). The placename probably means ‘valley at a place called Wolfham’ deriving from Middle English den(e) ‘valley’ (Old English denu) qualified by an earlier placename Wolfham composed of Old English wulf ‘wolf’ + hamm ‘enclosure hemmed-in land’.

Source : DAFN2 : Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, ©2022 by Patrick Hanks and Oxford University Press

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